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Chirpy Twitter DM app updated to 2.0 [give-away]

Chirpy, the Twitter client for Direct Messages, has been updated to 2.0 and brings with it many new features and enhancements.

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Friday, June 3

Every day, TiPb gets flooded with announcements for new and updated iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps and games. So every day we pick just a few of the most interesting, the most notable, and simply the most awesome to share with you!

  • Gowalla: Now with an enhanced activity feed, a streamlined UI for adding photos, an option to automatically connect with Facebook friends, and more! [Free - iTunes link]

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App for That: How to blur sensitive material from photos

There are hundreds of thousands of iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps for just about everything -- so how come the one you need, the one you know just has to be there, is so hard to find? Enter TiPb's new weekly feature where staff and readers alike sort through the App Store and help you find just the right App for That. This week, KP asks:

I sometimes need to take a quick pic and upload it to Facebook but need to blur out some incriminating evidence first (don't ask!!) I know there must be an app that let's me do that but damned if I can find it. Can you recommend something?

To see what we found, follow along after the break!

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iTunes/App Store down?

Looks like Apple is having some trouble with the iTunes and App Stores today, as tons of you are telling us you're getting that nasty little "could not complete request" error message above. Whether or not it has anything to do with the the ginormous new Data Center, or the coming iCloud, we don't know and can't tell you, but we're keeping an eye on things and will update as we get more info.

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Thursday, June 2

Every day, TiPb gets flooded with announcements for new and updated iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps and games. So every day we pick just a few of the most interesting, the most notable, and simply the most awesome to share with you!

  • Foursquare: Updated with a new "worldwide" button for international buddies, and a new friend finder to help you connect with your existing connections. [Free - iTunes link]

  • iMovie: Now you can play fullscreen video and audio over the iPad 2 HDMI adapter. Also fixed some annoying bugs. [$4.99 - iTunes link]

  • X-Men: The classic arcade brawler comes to iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad with all the snikt, bamf, and zap! you can handle (Rene wrote that!) [[$2.99 - iTunes link]

  • GarageBand: Audio out over AirPlay, BT devices, and HDMI. Audio in for AIFF, WAV, CAF, and Apple Loops, and copy and paste. [$4.99 - iTunes link]

  • App Cooker: Got a great idea for an iOS app and wish you could mock it up on an iOS device? Well with App Cooker, you can! Video after the break. [$19.99 - iTunes link]

Any other big apps or game releases or updates today? If you pick any of these up, let us know what you think!

Check out a video of App Cooker after the break!

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Twitter announces new search, their own photo hosting

Twitter today announced improved search, and first-party (i.e. Twitter's own) image hosting service.

Today we're starting to roll out a completely new version of Twitter search. Not only will it deliver more relevant Tweets when you search for something or click on a trending topic, but it will also show you related photos and videos, right there on the results page. It's never been easier to get a sense of what's happening right now, wherever your curiosity takes you.

The image hosting is an even bigger deal, given the someone dubious licensing terms some third party hosts have been putting in place (taking ownership of users' photos as their own).

Millions of people share photos on Twitter every day. We're going to make that easier than ever. Over the next several weeks, we'll be releasing a feature to upload a photo and attach it to your Tweet right from Twitter.com. And of course, you'll soon be able to easily do this from all of our official mobile apps. A special thanks to our partner Photobucket for hosting these photos behind the scenes.

So expect updates for Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for iPad soon to take advantage of these new features... and perhaps some bigger announcements come the WWDC keynote on Monday...

Video after the break!

[Twitter blog]

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Wednesday, June 1

Every day, TiPb gets flooded with announcements for new and updated iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps and games. So every day we pick just a few of the most interesting, the most notable, and simply the most awesome to share with you!

  • Silent Film Director: Free for today only! Celebrating Marilyn Monroe's birthday! [Free - iTunes link]

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Daily Tip: How to manage multiple iPhone email signatures with Mail Enhancer [jailbreak]

Have multiple email accounts on your iPhone and wondering how to get custom signatures for all of them? There's little app in Cydia called Mail Enhancer that allows just that. You can have custom signatures for each individual email address as well as set different sounds for mail within the settings panel. Hit the jump for a quick walk-through!

[$2.99 - Cydia Link]

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Lodsys disregards Apple, files suit against 7 iOS developers

Lodsys has decided to ignore Apple's strongly worded demand they cease harassing iOS developers, and instead decided to file suit against 7 of them, including Combay Inc. (Mega Poker Online Texas Holdem), Iconfactory (Twitterrific), Illusion Labs (Labyrinth), Shovelmate (69 Positions), Quickoffice, Richard Shinderman (Hearts), Wulven Games (Shadow Era). Says Lodsys:

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University of Iowa students can now check their laundry via iPhone, iPad app

The University of Iowa has launched a campus app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch dedicated to helping students navigate the campus, follow news and events and even check to see if their laundry is done!

A new smartphone application allows University of Iowa students and others to see the latest campus headlines, events calendars and even when their laundry in the dorms is finished washing.

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